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Pediatricians, General

Also called: General Pediatrician, Medical Doctor (MD), Pediatrician, Physician

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What they do:
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.
On the job, you would:
  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.

Knowledge

Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • biology
  • psychology
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly know what you are looking at
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • Advanced Data Systems MedicsDocAssistant for Pediatrics
  • EMR Experts Pediatric EMR
Information retrieval or search software
  • Drug reference software
  • Medical information databases
Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$154,650
per year, on average
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